TMH RETIREES TO MEET: A luncheon meeting of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees Club will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will feature a talk by Tia Ciferno from Bella Women's Center. All TMH retirees' are welcome.
For reservations, call Sandy Sarsany at 330-847-7552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO NUTRITION SITES: Area Agency 11 has awarded a grant to Trumbull Community Action Program to transport senior citizens to the Nutrition Sites in Trumbull County that are operated by the Office of Elderly Affairs. Transportation is for people 60 and older or the spouse of someone 60 or older.
Persons wanting to use the service need to call TCAP at 330-395-2287 to schedule rides and the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs at 330-675-2486 to make meal reservations. Both calls need to be made prior to 3 p.m. two working days before they wish to go.
People will be asked to make a donation for both their ride (while on the van) and for their meal (while at the nutrition site).
Trumbull County Nutrition Sites are:
Cortview Village, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday;
Girard Multi-Generational Center, 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday;
Hubbard Senior Center, 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday;
Johnston Senior Center, noon Monday through Friday;
Kinsman Fire Hall, noon Monday through Wednesday;
Lordstown Administration Building, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday;
Morrison Village, Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday;
Newton Falls Community Center, 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday;
Niles Steelworkers Hall, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday;
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday;
West Farmington Senior Center, noon Wednesday through Friday.
FREE TAX PREPARATION AVAILABLE: AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, which is offered in conjunction with the IRS. This program provides free tax preparation and filing for federal and state tax returns. The preparers will begin preparing and filing tax returns for the 2012 tax year from Feb. 1 to April 15. Those who attend must bring a photo ID, Social Security card, and a copy of last year's tax returns.
Bristol Public Library, 1855 Greenville Road, Bristolville, 44402; 330-889-3651 - Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 44420; 330-545-5350 - Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 44425; 330-847-7915 - Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for appointment.
Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, 44446; 330-544-3676 - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call for appointment.
Warren SCOPE, 220 W. Market St., Warren, 44481; 330-399-8846 - Monday through Friday and first and third Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call for appointment.
Liberty Public Library, 415 Churchill Hubbard Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-759-2589 - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lake Vista Retirement Community, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland, 44410; 330-984-0071 - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lordstown Scope Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road, Warren, 44481; 330-824-2173 - Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for appointment.
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, 44444; 330-872-5261 - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1128 State Road West, Warren, 44481; 330-847-7072 - Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 44410; 330-984-0071 - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Howland, 8957 E. Market St., Warren, 44484; 330-856-5612 - Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SENIOR FRAUD FORUM: The Ohio Attorney General's office is co-sponsoring a Senior Fraud Forum for National Consumer Protection Week, March 3 to 9.
The forum will be held 2 to 4 p.m. March 28 at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown. For more information, contact Kay Lavelle at 330-720-6545 or email@example.com.
VAN HUFFEL, VANEX MEET: Former Van Huffel and Vanex Tube employees meet at 8 a.m. Fridays at Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W., Champion. For more information, call Jim Franklin at 330-856-4231.
NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at 11 locations throughout Trumbull County. These sites provide a meal and the opportunity for socialization. Donations will be accepted.
Any senior citizen age 60 or older and his or her spouse is welcome for lunch at any of the following sites:
Cortview Village, 100 Cortview Drive, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday
Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, noon Monday through Friday
Kinsman Fire Hall, 8450 Ridge Road, Kinsman, noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday
United Steelworkers Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
Robert Morrison Village, 3000 Burton St. S.E., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
West Farmington Senior Center, 151 College St., West Farmington, noon Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
For more information or to make reservations two working days in advance before 3 p.m., call 330-675-2486.
The menu for the week:
Today: Chicken filet, buttered cabbage, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, applesauce
Monday: Beef stew, white rice, Harvard beets, crackers, grape juice
Tuesday: Turkey burger with mayo, cheesy onion mashed, French green beans, hamburger bun, tropical fruit
Wednesday: Sloppy joe, cauliflower, potato spudster, hamburger bun, apple juice
Thursday: Grilled chicken breast, dressing with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, grape juice
March 15: Corned beef, mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, wheat bread, diced peaches
FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets 9:30 a.m. or later every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center to play cards and games, to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, and for a 50-50 raffle and meals.
All those 55 and older are welcome.
Rear of Lordstown Elementary School, 1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m. Biggest Breakfast in town; speaker.
WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m. cards 500 bid; 12:30 p.m. Bingo (25 cents a card). UNO or Games after Bingo.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m. Tai chi with Dell Piper; noon crafts and painting with Pam Cibella.
Monday at 10:45 a.m., Cindy Hammers on Bird Talk.
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., KSU nursing students speaking and displaying their talents.
NUTRITION SITE OPEN: The Kinsman Senior Citizen Nutrition Site is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to seniors 60 or older or their spouses. Meals are served about noon at the Kinsman Fire Hall, and donations are accepted. Doors open at 10 a.m. For information on meals, call site manager Dollie Davis at 330-876-5123.
Cards and bingo are played every day, and singing is on Wednesdays. To attend, call Davis two days prior.
JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER
5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-924-0412. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Puzzles, games and coffee bar are available daily.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga; 10:30 a.m., trivia; 12:30 p.m., cornhole.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., art; 12:30 p.m., Wii bowling.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m., needlework; 10:30 a.m., blood pressure check; 12:30 p.m., balance.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., Wii bowling; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m., Yahtzee; 11 a.m., Wii bowling; 12:30 p.m., balance.
Daily meals are served at noon. Donations are accepted. Call for a reservation.
There are also monthly craft days and birthday parties.
FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays.
MONDAY: 7 a.m. to noon, full breakfast menu, open to the public.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., exercise class and quilting, cards and crafts; 6 p.m., cards, player's choice.
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: noon, nutrition program lunch, and quilting, cards and crafts.
Weight Watchers - Doors open at 5 p.m. with meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Self-serve breakfast is available from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 330-889-2733.
4451 Mahoning Ave.; 330-847-8179.
Call ahead to attend meals; beverages are included with meal.
MONDAY: noon March 11, ballroom dancing; 10:45 a.m. March 18, Dr. John Mistretta, specializing in wellness care, will present a program to the seniors on how to change your lifestyle. Find out about the food you're eating. Are you currently on medication and want to know how your grocery cart can make a difference? Call to reserve a complimentary seat; 9:30 a.m. to noon March 25, nurse Brenda Cook will be available for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol checks; James Clime at the organ the fourth Monday of every month for the breakfast hour.
WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m., cards, 500 bid; 12:30, bingo (UNO or games after bingo).
NILES SCOPE SENIOR CENTER
14 E. State St., Niles, Ray Novotny and Judy Fabian, managers. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. 330-544-3676.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 11 a.m., noon, cards, player's choice; 1 p.m., quilting; 5 p.m., weight loss support group.
TUESDAY: 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 2:30 p.m., pinochle; 2:30 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department.
WEDNESDAY: 1 p.m., bingo with a guest caller each week; 1 p.m., Texas Hold 'Em; 2:30 p.m., card players choice;
THURSDAY: 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge and American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday of the month.
FRIDAY: Free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings (every third Friday); 10 a.m., Friday morning movies; 1 p.m., choir practice; 2 p.m., mixed chorus (second Friday), sing at Briarfield at the Ridge, (third Friday), either Autumn Hills or Briarfield at Ashley Circle.
Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
8273 High St., Howland.
MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 1:45 p.m., senior zumba; 1:45 p.m., Mexican Train Dominos; 7 p.m. first and third Mondays, WRIPCA meetings.
TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m., bingo; 12:30 p.m., Book Club (third Tuesday); 1 p.m., mah jongg (first, second and fourth Tuesday); 3 p.m., cornhole; 6:30 p.m, American Legion, Aux., Riders meetings each week.
WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., Ohio Star Quilters (first, third and fourth Wednesday); 9:30 a.m., bridge club; 1 p.m., Red Hatters (first Wednesday).
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., needle art; 2 p.m., Line dance with Gloria Stone; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club (meets at Panera Bread, Warren); 4 p.m., card night.
For more information on programs and events at Howland SCOPE, call 330-609-7806.
125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010; Harbor Day Care, 2627 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren, 330-399-4495.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge club; 4 p.m., pool league.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., Book Club (first Tuesday of the month); 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; garden club, first Tuesday of each month; 1 p.m., crochet class.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., bridge players; 1 p.m., jewelry class.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., free open art class; sewing, open.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group, free; 10 a.m., cards; 2 p.m., woodcarving class.
220 W. Market St., Warren. Donations accepted for lunch. For more information, call 330-399-8846.
The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., cards (500); 4:30 p.m., pool league.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class - portraits; 4:30 p.m., Railroad Club; 7 p.m., bridge; 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., beginners computer class; poker (closed group).
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., bingo; poker (closed group); 4:30 p.m., pool league.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dance; 10 a.m., intermediate computer class; 10:30 a.m., tap class.
AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: 100 Westchester Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register for a free 11:30 a.m. lunch by 10:30 a.m. at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 330-953-1416.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bingo; noon, monthly wellness check, including blood pressure, hearing, vision and medication checks.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., line dancing with Bea; noon, bingo trip to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
WEDNESDAY: 9:15 a.m., cards or cornhole; 10 a.m., bingo; noon, tai chi.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., yoga, cards, Wii; 50/50 drawing, birthday party; noon, bingo, sponsor Briarfield at Ashley Circle.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo, cornhole, Wii.
Lunch is offered Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis to seniors 60 or older. The center features speakers at 11:30 a.m. every Friday, followed by the taping of the "Senior Focus" TV show.
GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER
NUTRITION MEAL PROGRAM
Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs: 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call reservation in at least two days in advance at 330-675-2486. Donations accepted. For seniors ages 60 or older and / or their spouses. Menu calendars are available at the center.
Basic computer classes: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Call 330-545-6596 to register or for more information.
Fitness Room hours: 8:30 to 4 p.m. Monday; 8:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 to 4 p.m. Friday; closed Saturdays.
Exercising to music will be 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym.
The Wii gaming system and air hockey or ping pong is set up in the parlor for members to use during the center's hours of operation.
Adult basketball or cornhole is held 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the gym. Minimum of two players and must be members of the center.
Walk the steps or in the gym: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Minimum of two walkers. Sign in at the front desk.
Knit and crochet class: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Bring yarn, needles and other materials needed. Class is free and open to members.
COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is offering the following programs. For reservations or information, call Diana Ristimaki, program coordinator, at 440-437-6311.
Maple Street Cafe breakfast, 6 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of Country Neighbor.
Diabetes support group - 10 a.m. first Friday of each month, free.